Not here, anyway. Please use this link (My Life With Knitters) to keep up with my fiber doings.
Next up: Fiber Maine-ia, University of Maine, Orno, Oct 16 & 17! Gently used fiber arts books, handspun, hand-dyed Maine yarn and other goodies for spinners, knitters, weavers, crocheters, hookers, etc...
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This is a LOT like painting...
Back in the day, when I got tired of painting, I'd turn to sculpture. I've used welding wheels like the one shown below as a 3-D material many times in the past. (A blacksmith's wife always has a few of these!)
Best artist question ever: WHAT IF...?
A yarn sculpture!
Actually, this is a new idea I have for displaying my handspun, which is beginning to take over the house as well as my bookstore. Here you see a few of the skeins I've completed recently. Jeff is helping by supplying me with hand-forged hooks.
Here is one of my current favorite spinning raw materials: Coopworth locks.
I spun some yarn directly from the natural colored, uncarded locks, then plied it. I got a marvelously soft, fat yarn (it's a little too brown in the photo). Swatched it on #13 needles. Cushing is sending me some more dye this week, so I'll be making more of this to color!
Different fibers, beautiful swatch:
"Art Yarn" I think they call it.
The beautiful bench below was completed this past weekend by the husband-blacksmith. The owners provided the rock & asked Jeff to create an iron support for it. Don't you love it?
More from this creative outpost in a day or two, when the Coopworth is dyed!